Manaslu Circuit Trek

Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Nepal Social Treks
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Duration: 15 days
Group size: 1 - 11
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Nepal Social Treks
  • Facebook verified
2 reviews

Duration: 15 days
Group size: 1 - 11

About this trip

Manaslu stands tall as the eighth highest mountain in the world. With Annapurna to the west and Ganesh Himal to the right, it forms a mountain range that is truly spectacular to behold.

While most people keep their eye on Everest, this circuit goes underappreciated. However, it is great news for thrill-seekers like you as you will be able to trek here in peace and enjoy the quiet beauty along the way.

You will be greeted with magnificent peaks like Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Kang Guru, Gyaji Kang, and Nam Jung. Setting foot on the highest point of this trek, the Larkya La Pass will deliver unparalleled views of the snowy landscape.

In only 15 days, you can get an experience of a lifetime. Mountains aside, this trip includes luscious rhododendron and oak forests, fast-flowing rivers, glimpses of rare birds and animals, as well as a chance to mingle in the local lifestyles of different villages.

The best time to go on this trek is Spring or Autumn. This trek can be quite difficult at places, so to ensure your safety, we avoid traveling during rainy seasons. Furthermore, the skies will be clearer and offer a better view during these seasons.

With Nepal Social Trek & Expedition, you can rest assured that our trained professionals will be fully prepared to shoulder this responsibility. Whether it is history, culture, or architecture, our guides are ready with their knowledge to ensure that you can truly understand the land beneath these trails. We also have porters and first aid kits handy so that we can ensure that all you have to do is enjoy your trek and marvel at the beauty around you.

This trip combines a spiritual, geographical, and cultural trekking experience in one and will be a perfect trip for you if you are looking for this blend.

Why You’ll Love Manaslu Circuit Trek!

  • The highest point is Larkya La Pass (5106m).
  • The stunning natural beauty of forests, rivers, and flora all along the trek.
  • You will get to visit the historic town of Gorkha.
  • This trip will include glimpses and views of the Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, and more.
  • You will get to visit wide terraces of crop fields and see rare wildlife like the Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Himalayan Marmots, and perhaps even a Snow Leopard.
  • Trekking along the beautiful Budi Gandaki valley.
  • Experience Tibetan culture and immerse in the local environment.

Is Manaslu Circuit Trek Right For You?

  • You will be walking for 4-7 hours per day for about two weeks. You might need some mental and physical preparation to tackle this.
  • This trek falls under a difficult category, so ideally, you have some previous experience of trekking. 
  • The elevation crosses 3000m and even gets to 5106m at the Larke La Pass. There can be a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If you are suffering from any pre-existing condition, you should seek your doctor’s approval before going on this trip.

Permits Required

Manaslu Region has been declared as a restricted region for the preservation of the area. As such, independent trekkers are not allowed in this region. You will need special permits to enter these regions. The rules dictate that there must be at least two trekkers in a group, and you need to be accompanied by a local guide. Following are the permits that you need for this circuit:

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

This permit is required for trekking between Jagat and Samagaon. You will be asked to show this permit at multiple checkpoints between these places. The cost varies depending on the length of your stay as well as the time of the year.

  • USD 100 per person for the first seven days between September to November. It will be an additional USD 15 per person for every additional day.
  • USD 75 per person for the first seven days between December to August. It will be an additional USD 10 per person per day for additional days.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit (MCAP)

This permit is required for trekking from Philim. This area is known as the Manaslu conservation area. Here, the cost does not depend on either the number of days you choose to stay or the time of the year. It remains USD 30 per person. You should carry an extra photograph as you might need one for this permit.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

This permit is required for trekking from Dharapani to Besi Sahar. The cost of this permit remains the same no matter how long you spend in this area or what time of year you choose to travel. It will cost you USD 30 per person. This permit might also require a printed photograph, so be sure to have that handy.

Once you obtain these three permits, you will also need to get a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) as it is mandatory for all trekkers. 

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card

This permit is mandatory for all trekkers travelling in Nepal. For this permit, you will need to carry some passport size photographs as well as a photocopy of your passport. The costs are detailed as follows:

  • USD 20 for individual trekkers
  • USD 10 for trekkers in groups
  • USD 6 for individual trekkers from SAARC countries
  • USD 3 for group trekkers from SAARC countries

What’s included

  • Private Arrival
    + Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights.
  • Assistance
    for the trekking gears and the shopping for the trekking equipment if required.
  • Welcome dinner
    in Kathmandu
  • Manaslu Restricted Area
    Permit (USD 100 P.P), Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit(USD 30 P.P), ACAP(USD 30 P.P), and TIMS (USD10).
  • Full board meals
    (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking.
  • 3 Star Hotel
    Accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Accommodation
    in teahouse/lodge during trekking,
  • All private overland
    transports included in the itinerary.
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears
    sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip.
  • Professional local guide
    with extensive experience.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Necessary Porters
    to carry all personal gear and group equipment (1 porter per 2 trekkers).
  • Insurance
    for all staff including porters.
  • Assistance to evacuation
    in case of any kind of emergency
  • Manaslu circuit trek map
  • Nepal government tax
    and Service fees.
  • Any bottled drinks
    other than tea and coffee.
  • Personal insurance
    if any evacuation is needed during trekking or climbing.
  • International airfare
    and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Valid Travel Insurance
    with Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any Personal Gear
    for trekking.
  • Any tips or gratuities
    for the staff


Day 1
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will be ready to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Once we check into the hotel, one of our representatives will brief you on the outline for the trek. In the evening, you will be joining the rest of the group for an introductory welcome dinner. The first night is all about bonding and resting up.


  • Hassle-free airport pick-up.
  • A detailed explanation of the itinerary.
  • Bonding welcome dinner with the full group.

Dinner Hotel - 3 Stars

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Nepal Social Treks
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Nepal Social Treks and Expedition is a trusted name in the Himalayan Tourism Industry serving since 2006 offering environmentally friendly tours and exciting adventure excursions throughout Nepal Tibet Bhutan and India, We started with a vision to provide our guests with a whole range of possibilities that Nepal has to offer. Based on the principle of safety, hygiene, and environmental protection. We are now a very successful travel and tour company, recommended on Lonely planet Guide book “Nepal in the year 2012 Edition to until now.


It’s be the experience I never think to live. More then perfect. Nepal social team are professional,always in contact with the client and very very careful. My best choice it’s be to choose them. I’m very soddisfate of all the team
By Veselina K for Everest Base Camp Trek on 14 May, 2022
We had a great time, our guides were very good and looked after us very well. Perhaps a more detailed plan of the walk would be useful to have in advance but otherwise very good.
By Amanda W for Amanda Chisapani treks on 04 May, 2022